World Environment Day, celebrated on the 5th of June, is the right occasion to turn up the volume and listen to songs that praise Mother Nature.
Do you see the light? 10 songs dedicated to it
The United Nations and UNESCO proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light. Light has always been celebrated in the world of music. Here are 10 songs that prove it.
The United Nations and UNESCO proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light. Life on earth depends on sun light, and music celebrates it as a source of life and as a symbol of hope and rebirth.
Here’s a selection of songs dedicated to it.
The Cinematic Orchestra – First light [The Crimson Wing Mystery of the Flamingos]
Beck – Waking Light [Morning Phase]
Pink Floyd – Shine in You Crazy Diamond [Wish You Were Here]
The Smiths – There is a Light That Never Goes Out [The Queen is Dead]
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Long As I Can See The Light [Cosmo’s Factory]
Rolling Stones – Shine a Light [Exile on Main St.]
Moderat – Let In The Light [II]
U2 – Ultraviolet (Light My Way) [Achtung Baby]
Florence + The Machine – No Light, No light [Ceremonials]
The Velvet Underground – Beginning To See The Light [The Velvet Underground]
Feature image: James Brown in “The Blues Brothers”
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